For your enjoyment—a (surprise surprise) string-laden return to form from the Divine Comedy, who release Bang Goes the Knighthood, their first album in four years, on May 31. Spot all the references in this song and you may just win the heart of the indie tart of your dreams at the discotheque.
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Here’s Bay Area indie band Rogue Wave performing Depeche Mode’s classic “Shake the Disease” on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic.